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Westfälische Hochschule

Research creates the future. Whether new energy supply concepts, internet safety, intelligent mechatronic systems or new diagnosis and therapy systems in health care, we are working on solutions for tomorrow.

Quotation marks

ruhrvalley’s thematic focus on innovative mobility and energy systems lets us expand two of our research core areas and lend great stimulus to the region.

Prof. Dr. Bernd Kriegesmann, President

Our core competencies

We consider strong research as the essential basis of modern teaching, which addresses current and future challenges. One of research’s supporting pillars is the diversity of topics it addresses. Our objective is to continue cultivating this diversity and simultaneously develop the core areas that set us apart.

Internet security
Health care

Partners in the projects

Internet-Analyse-System (IAS)

“The network is the computer,” says an advertising slogan from SUN. As if to prove the truth of...

GeoSmaGriR: Smart Solar Geothermal Energy Grid Ruhr

Flexible and decentralised feed of solar and geother­mal heat into heat networks using existing...


In future, self-produced energy should be available at remote charging stations. Regional...

Management Project: ruhrvalley Management Office

The Management Office is the joint, cross-university institution that organises the integrative...

"FH-Impuls" ruhrvalley

ruhrvalley is the beginning of the transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral centre of excellence for...

NetLab: Networked Development and Testing Laboratory

Developing a decentralised test and development system for complex technological systems


In a joint research project called “Energy Self-Sufficient Borehole Sensor Technology Powered...

Ruhr Master School

At Ruhr Master School of Applied Engineering (RMS) you can benefit from the diversity of...


The transformation of the energy sector into an energy industry based on renewable energy sources...

LiModPress: Modular Lithium-Ion Battery System Based on the Hydraulic Compression of Single Cells

Development of a working prototype of a modular lithium-ion battery system based on the hydraulic...


Demographic change, diesel bans on German roads and the growing digitalisation in all areas have...

SiME: System Innovation for Mobility and Energy in the Metropolis

Develop a holistic approach to a viable future energy and mobility system, using the Ruhr...

Internet-Kennzahlen-System (IKS)


Sensors for above and/or underground monitoring of, for example, storage facilities or waste...
Computer graphic of the newly developed high-pressure PEM electrolysis stack


Developing polymer electrolyte membrane electrolysis into a key technology for the storage of...
Schematically improved electrode configuration


Developing low-cost electrode systems based on improved iridium-titanium oxide catalyst layers to...

EMEL: Energy Management in Metropolitan eMobility-Charging Infrastructures

The extensive use of electric vehicles in metropolitan regions faces the same dilemma as electric...
Electrolyser test station, in container design


A new technological approach will be subjected to long-term studies in a pilot plant created for...


The development of a modular test system makes possible the reproducible and standardised...
The nanostructured Si-Ir nanoparticles


New catalysts lower the cost of energy storage using hydrogen production
Scanning electron microscope photo of platin nanoparticles on functionalised carbon nanofibers, coated using pulse plating.


Developing low-cost, durable, and improved membrane electrode assemblies for PEM fuel cells and...
Schematic structure of a vanadium redox flow battery


Vanadium redox flow batteries are recyclable, environmentally friendly, and extremely durable....
Scanning electron microscope image of Pt/CNF catalyst


Nanomaterials increase the performance of catalyst layers in fuel cell systems


Alkaline Membrane Electrolysis Using Hydraulic Pressing

RS1 Mobil

The fusion of car and bicycle revolutionises transportation over short and middle distances in...

Secure eMobility (SecMobil)

The goal of this research project is to create—in cooperation with other research partners—a ...
modular PEM electrolytic stack


Validating a new type of modular electrolyser system for the production of hydrogen using...
Test station for high-pressure electrolyser


An electrolyser test station facilitates long-term analysis of developments in the field of...